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The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum

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  • Jenn J.
    "my fourth Illumination"(4 Tips)
    Shafiq S.
    "brilliant fall colors."(2 Tips)
    Time Out Chicago Kids
    "Garden at Morton Arboretum is nominated for Best Brush with Nature"(2 Tips)
    Marty K.
    "Big Rock is hands down the best hike."(2 Tips)
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  • Sarah E.
    Sarah EcksteinFebruary 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    No matter the season, the Arb has something to offer. Walking, hiking, running, snowshoeing, x-country skiing, etc. There is always something going on to visit and experience. Become a member today!
  • Shafiq S.
    Shafiq ShariffJune 1, 2016
    Morton Arboretum is a favorite spot for families year-round, but its extra special in the fall. Visitors can hike the trails, run through the maze or just sit and admire the brilliant fall colors.
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa B.August 9, 2015
    Love the children's garden, and if you need the little ones to take a nap, it's nice to drive the East/West trails and have them drift off while you enjoy the view.
  • Kurt S.
    Kurt ScholleMay 10, 2013
    Beautiful place 365 days a year. Spectacular views with a little food service, helpful staff and some neat ideas in the gift shop. Highly recommended!
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraSeptember 8, 2015
    Excellent for long walks and runs. Take sunscreen and/or an umbrella. There are plenty of sunny areas.
  • venessa t.
    venessa tarbellNovember 17, 2011
    The Children's Garden is in a class of it's own. This entire park is very well designed and maintained. It's worth the drive if you're in the city!
  • Zipcar
    ZipcarJune 6, 2011
    Get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and take in all that nature has to offer. (Seriously. They’ve got trees and plants from around the world.)
  • Sharon C.
    Sharon CostabileOctober 30, 2014
    Children's wonder exploring outdoors, slides, water play. Bubbles on the lake & scarecrow fun! #realfun
  • Tess K.
    Tess KearnsNovember 10, 2014
    The Children's Garden is an all day event if you just let your kids explore and play. We love it here.
  • Colin K.
    Colin KaiserSeptember 30, 2012
    If you like fall color, head up to the Far East side of the park. Plenty of hills with great views.
  • Catrina T.
    Catrina ThomasSeptember 4, 2011
    If you see a hummingbird-like creature, but it has antennae, it is a hummingbird moth. Very neat and they flit very close! Look near fragrance garden.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Huge grounds with many different terrains. Enjoy the deep woods or lakes or manicured gardens.
  • jeff p.
    jeff przyluckiMarch 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    the east-side loop is 4.5 miles, with a short-cut drive that can make it just about exactly 5k.. great place to go for a nice run!
  • Lucy G.
    Lucy GrayAugust 9, 2014
    Just did a night time hike looking for owls. None to be found, but it's a lovely evening!
  • Linda F.
    Linda FelterJune 3, 2014
    You can use your membership for access nationwide at other arboretums and botanical gardens!
  • Isaac F.
    Isaac FishAugust 12, 2011
    Try the maze, but don't get lost. The ending is the big balcony with a set of stairs with a big sycamore tree!
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyAugust 26, 2015
    Great place to bike around. Rentals in the parking lot near the visitor center.
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    The Children's Garden at Morton Arboretum is nominated for Best Brush with Nature in our Hipsqueak Awards, vote now at!
  • Ed M.
    Ed McDevittApril 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the great window views anywhere in the cafeteria seating area.
  • Dora
    DoraJune 30, 2010
    The Illinois Millennium Landmark Tree, a white oak that is approximately 250 years old, is located in the oldest part of the Arboretum, near Parking Area 20a.Powered by Read more
  • Mike G.
    Mike GDecember 19, 2015
    Be sure to check out their holiday light show Illumination from 5pm-9pm usually late November until early January.
  • David S.
    David SmithJanuary 3, 2016
    No pets allowed, even in vehicles, except during dog-themed special events.
  • Harvey S.
    Harvey SJune 30, 2013
    If you are Going to a concert at the Morton Arboretum drop off your stuff at the visitor center and then park
  • Gina M.
    Gina MalvestutoSeptember 21, 2015
    There is always something new, something to learn and it is always beautiful.
  • Chanthana 🐼
    Chanthana 🐼January 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to run in the winter. The main road is plowed so well, you don't need Yak Trax.
  • Jenn J.
    Jenn JarmulaDecember 16, 2015
    This is my fourth Illumination, and quickly becoming my favorite Christmas tradition.
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezAugust 15, 2014
    The Big Rock isn't that exciting if you've been anywhere else that had rocks moved by glaciers.
  • Neha S.
    Neha SharmaSeptember 12, 2015
    My sister recently got engaged there. It is a beautiful place to visit.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathJune 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    On Wednesdays in the summer they have wine down Wednesday's.
  • Victoria H.
    Victoria HamelJanuary 27, 2012
    they have imported beer in the cafeteria and their food is yummy.
  • Gordan R.
    Gordan RedzicJune 6, 2015
    Looking forward to the Lego brick exhibits :) July 17 through November 1st, 2015
  • Lina G.
    Lina GonzoAugust 5, 2012
    The Children's Garden is incredible during the summer!
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MagzAugust 5, 2011
    The Nature Unframed walk is beautiful. Try to find all of these great pieces.
  • 🌹Sun!
    🌹Sun!November 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful nature!💛
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle KAugust 19, 2010
    Great place to take kids from the time they start walking! Children's Garden is fun!
  • Kim J.
    Kim JankeDecember 28, 2011
    Start at p8 for a nice walk. It loops around back to parking
  • Lynn V.
    Lynn Vagnone HodakAugust 21, 2011
    great theatre-hikes organization performs there - a must see
  • chris c.
    chris collinsOctober 25, 2016
    This is a good place to look at some trees.
  • Diane S.
    Diane SchirfOctober 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicago Botanic Garden members with their membership cards get in free.
  • Izabella
    IzabellaApril 27, 2015
    Beautiful place to take pictures and rest
  • Nicolas P.
    Nicolas PrattSeptember 11, 2011
    The Theater Hikes are great!
  • 🌹Sun!
    🌹Sun!November 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Autumn!🍂🍁🌿🌱🍁🍂
  • Keith N.
    Keith NowakowskiSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Great 7.5 mile paved road for bikes ! Burley friendly !
  • Burak B.
    Burak BaharJanuary 4, 2015
    The illumination is great.
  • Holland
    HollandMarch 23, 2013
    Great walks but better in the warmer weather.
  • Carol Y.
    Carol YoungOctober 10, 2015
  • Reul P.
    Reul PhilippeNovember 23, 2015
    Magnificent with thé illuminations and the sneew
  • Marty K.
    Marty KwiloszMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Big Rock is hands down the best hike.
  • James A. M.
    James A. MolnarOctober 18, 2011
    B-e-a-utiful. The café has a beautiful view. Read more
  • Don H.
    Don HaberkampApril 12, 2015
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